Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for coronavirus. The chief minister had taken the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 on March 3. Vijayan is currently asymptomatic.
“Currently, the chief minister is asymptomatic. But he is likely to be shifted to the Kozhikode Medical College,” news agency PTI quoted CMO sources, as saying.
His daughter Veena Vijayan and son-in-law P A Mohammed Riyas had earlier tested positive.
CM Vijayan had extensively travelled across the state as part of the electioneering for the Assembly polls which was held on April 6. The counting of votes will be held on May 2.
While Vijayan has expressed confidence that he will retain power, senior Congress leader AK Antony on Tuesday said the term of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government will end on May 2 when the election results will be announced.
Speaking to reporters, he said those who dreamt of retaining power in the state will be shocked to see the outcome of the poll.
Antony cautioned the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) workers, saying the ruling CPI(M) will dare to do anything to remain in power.
He said with the “strength” the Congress receives from the election results in Kerala, the party will resurrect itself and fight the “anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government.”
“Those who dreamt of continuing in power will be shocked to see the results this time. The term of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government will come to an end on May 2. This is now just a caretaker government. Their days are numbered.”